Our chief engineer here at Golden Eagle designed the friction drive unit that was chosen as “Official Transportation” at the Knoxville Worlds Fair in 1980. Having worked on friction drives for several years, he became acutely aware of the pitfalls and drawbacks of this type of design SO it was back to the drawing board.
The first prototype that was built – was made from the belt off an old clothes dryer, a weed trimmer engine and oyster-serving tray that had some hold cut in it for ‘style’. Now, after a decade of design changes and testing, we have perfected our design, something we consider better then anything on the market. Better performance, better mileage and less wear on the bicycle and engine. Safe, cheap, no insurance or crazy repair bills – we are proud of our products and stand behind them 200%
At Golden Eagle it is our goal to provide the most dependable and affordable transportation for young and old alike. To continue to work on research and development of the best bicycle assist device available, and provide transportation for physically or the economically impaired. We are a family owned and operated business that work with other USA based businesses to supply quantity limited batches – so that we can Always ensure quality control on every part, on every kit that we sell. That continues to this day.
Friction drive, no more!